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year from elsewhere to kick their education here and who may want to stay here and have jobs here, we should make that easier for them. it is a big debate around a lot of issues. we look forward to working with the administration and congress on that. >> the states have had different reactions to health care reform. some are in the process of forming their own insurance exchanges. other states are leaving it up to the federal government. he proudly each have different perspectives on it. is health reform going to work in 2014 given the responses on the state level to it? >> i know we each address it. i will start. devastates are taking a different approach. one has to do -- different states are taking a different approach. in delaware, we decided to to a state federal partnership after a significant concentration -- consultation. number two, the issue was do we expand medicaid. this was an issue of math. we believe it is a good lesson for us to make sure more people covered through this expansion while at the same time, the federal reimbursement for medicaid increases. number three, t
telling to your member of congress. >> two other things. on the department of education side think they will work on the mess, and hope we do a better job with the servicers reining in the problems. it is important that they have it is important that they have been hearing about this problem so much. that is one thing that does not require congressional action. another thing is the consumer financial protection bureau is sort of the new game in town as far as this goes. people do not think of them as a federal student loan side, they primarily have jurisdiction over private student loans. there will be quite active, talking about some of the predatory practices, but even on the federal student loan side the consumer financial protection bureau has jurisdiction over debt collectors and some of the servicers. it is not the biggest picture issues we have been talking about so much, but on the ground for people right now who have already borrowed, clients like mine having the existing programs that work well, it is incredibly important. hopefully a lot is going to happen in that area.
and replenish our beaches. our department of education has worked night and day to get schools reopened right away, and where that wasn't possible, to get them restored by the next school year, all while maintaining our commitment to a full 180-day school year of education for our kids. executive order 107 makes sure that when insurance payments do come, they are not compromised by excessive deductibles and ensures that our citizens maximize their reimbursement. while there are dozens of other examples of the never quit attitude of this administration and our citizens, there is none better than the miracle of route 35 in mantoloking. at the mantoloking bridge, route 35 had been completely washed away by sandy. i stood at the spot where the atlantic ocean flowed into the bay where route 35 once carried thousands of cars a day to vacations down the shore. within days, commissioner jim simpson, the department of transportation and our private sector partners had a temporary road built to allow emergency vehicles onto the island. now, merely 10 weeks after our state's worst storm, you see a perma
not addressing the costs of education at all. it is about increasing government funding to help students go to school. we need to be focusing on and we need to be focusing on what are the costs that can be reduced to bring these costs down, make schools more competitive, so students have a competitive choice of which university to go to. >> we will let you go, as we hear from traunch mitchell. -- josh mitchell. >> a lot of schools are starting to increase things at a faster pace. i think there is so much scrutiny these days. it is kind of like health care. why are costs rising? i think they're going to start to see a lot of pressure from congress to rein in their costs. >> josh mitchell writes for "the wall street journal," and thanks for spending the last half hour with us. >> yes. >> and we appreciate all of your phone calls, comments on twitter, and the conversation continues online, and the question we have been asking is, how much debt is worth going into college? [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013
advisory commission, comprised of experts in mental health, education, law enforcement, and first response. we may never know what motivated the events at sandy hook elementary, but that won't stop us from working to prevent future tragedy. over the coming months, the commission will come together to make specific, actionable recommendations in the areas of school safety, mental health services, and gun violence prevention. this session, i know there will be others that take action on these issues, and i applaud those efforts. the more resources we can bring to bear on this issue, the better. working together we can and will affect real change. there are some things we know already. we know that we must find ways to better respond to those with mental health needs. as a society, we have an obligation to take action in a meaningful way when a person seeks our help or demonstrates a need for it. we must balance our respect for individual rights with our obligation to provide for the greater public safety. and when it comes to preventing future acts of violence in our schools, let me say this
of the time. we need to do everything we've been doing with the economy, education, etc. we also need to address the plague and scourge of gun violence. we need to address hurricane sandy. so, yes, it is an aggressive agenda. it is a lot of work. but they elect us to lead, my friends. we will. they elect us to perform and we will. we have proven that we can lead. we have proven that we can perform. we know that with these challenges at hand that is exactly what we must now do. we have daunting challenges. no doubt. but these challenges also pose exciting opportunities. yes, it is hard to reform education. i know the politics of it. i know the problems, i know the issues. but, can you imagine how smart this state would be when we actually educate all our children to the best of the god given potential. when every black child and every white child and every urban child is educated to their full potential. i know helping the economy is hard. i know it has been decades of decline. can you imagine how successful our economy is going to be when that upstate economic engine is running at ful
, technology, engineering and energy, that we educate and prepare our young people for the opportunities of tomorrow, and when we "make it in america" all of america's families can make it in america. [applause] the strength of our democracy also demands that we restore the confidence of the american people in our political process. we must empower the voters, we must remove obstacles of participation in our democracy for all americans. we must increase the level of civility and reduce the role of money in our elections. when we do, when we do we will elect more women, more minorities, more young people to public office and that's a good thing. the american people are what make our country great. by and large the united states is a nation of immigrants -- built, enriched, and strengthened by men, women, and children who share our patriotism and seek the american dream. the strength of our democracy will be advanced by bold action for comprehensive immigration reform. today, we take an oath to protect and defend our constitution, our people, and our freedom. to protect and defend -- that
and democratization and education. do you have a strategy how to audit the effectiveness of those investments? >> we do. we produced, under my watch, the first joint strategy for doing audits and investigations in that area in afghanistan with the aidag, dodag, and the state ag. it lays out a strategy where we're focusing on the most important programs by dollar amounts and impact on our mission. it is a 50-page strategy but we do have a strategy. it was not until i showed up that we had a joint strategy. we have been spending money there for eight years-10 years before but no one had come up with a joint strategy as to how we tout -- target for audits. yes, sir, in the way back? >> initially in terms of reconstruction in afghanistan, you outlined a bleak situation. what do you think it takes to improve that situation and what role does your office play in that? of all the problems to outline, what specific agencies do you hold responsible for those issues? >> i don't hold any particular agency responsible. security is an issue. corruption is an issue. i think every agency in the u.s. government has
with ideas. how we present things they talk about around the table and talk about educational institutions, likewise they talk about in the field of play that is fair and good and makes this country even stronger. i'm delighted that we've done that today. i appreciate the gentlewoman from rochester for her vigorous analysis today what we need to do looking forward. i'll continue to listen to that and i know the gentle lady will be on the rules committee and i look forward to that service that she will be making. with great enthusiasm, we will move forward in this new congress. madam i yield back the balance of my time. >> the 113th congress convened yesterday. on today's "washington journal," we'll talk about two senators will the legislative agenda for the new congress. republican senator john hoeven of north dakota and then maine senator angus king. also today, the government releases the unemployment report for november. we'll talk about the unemployment numbers and what they mean for the economy with marilyn geewax of npr. >> it's quite true that a people history is the result of how
california, the ranking member of the committee on education. >> the gentleman is recognized. >> i thank the gentlewoman for recognition. i rise in favor of the motion to commit i will be offering with mr. cliburn before the house later today so that we can take the small but very important step to provide the right of every american to vote. i was appalled in the past election by widespread reports across the country of voters forced to wait an hours-long line simply to exercise one of our most fundamental rights, the right to vote. even in some states with early voting, they were forced to choose between waiting for hours or missing work and taking care of their children to cast their vote, or giving up their right to vote altogether. some precincts with the miami, hundreds of voters stood in line for hours, past the closing time of the polls. even after president obama declared -- was declared the winner of the election. it offends our basic values that americans would be denied the right to vote because of last-minute illness or change in the work schedule or any to pick up a child f
that they talked about around the table, that they talked about work and talk about educational institutions. likewise, that is fair, good, and makes this country even stronger. i appreciate the gentlewoman from rochester for more vigorous analysis today of what we need to do looking for. i will continue to listen to that. i know the gentlewoman will be on the rules committee, i look forward to the service she will be making. with great enthusiasm we will move forward in this new congress. i yield back the balance of my time and i moved the previous question of the resolution. >> the house returns tomorrow morning at 10:00 eastern. live coverage here on c-span. a joint session of the house and senate will meet to count the electoral college votes and certify the presidential election. live coverage, here on c-span. >> i like to watch c-span, because i can get the news about the goings on in congress. also the debates and news coverage. i like c-span programming. it is clear. it is direct. it does not seem to be colored by points of view. >> david maxwell watches c-span on comcast. c-span, cr
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